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5th December 2014
Frank Hubber
It is with regret that we have to advise that Frank Hubber passed away on Saturday 29 November.
Frank contributed greatly to umpiring over many years at county, regional, combined services and national levels.
Frank was a National Umpire, an open and honest assessor and ...
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17th November 2014
Milestone matches
Congratulations to Peter Divall who umpired his 200th match in the national programme this weekend.
12th November 2014
Umpire conditioning - Lynn Booth, EH Physiotherapist ...(with link - click here)
The umpires at the recent EH Futures Cup were lucky enough to receive a talk from Lynn Booth, England Hockey physiotherapist, on conditioning for umpires. This included advice on how to conduct an effective warm up and cool down, how to look after your body at half time and ...
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Match official briefing and half time protocol ...(with link - click here)
To help clarify some common issues that have occurred during the first part of this season, two new documents have been produced by England Hockey and added to the 'Technical Officiating' page of the NPUA website. These are the 2014 Match Officials' Briefing and a ...
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11th November 2014
Level 3 congratulations
Congratulations to Adam Greaves who was successful in his assessment match last weekend and is now a level 3 umpire and full member of NPUA.
Level 3 coach congratulations
Congratulations to Andy Stalker who was successful in his recent assessment at the England Hockey Futures Cup and is now a level 3 umpire coach and full member of NPUA. Check our social media feeds to see Andy receiving a celebratory gift!
28th October 2014
International congratulations
Congratulations to NPUA's Margaret Hunnaball who has been upgraded to FIH Grade 1 Umpire Manager following her performance at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
23rd October 2014
Fitness test deadline for the indoor programme
A reminder that the deadline to enter availability for the first batch of indoor appointments is next Friday, 31st October. Any umpire that has not completed a fitness test prior to this date will not be eligible to receive indoor appointments. For more information, please ...
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21st October 2014
Launch of the NPUA Video Portal ...(with link - click here)
The NPUA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the NPUA video portal! Those that attended the NPUA Conference were given a glimpse of how the portal would work and what it would contain, and we are delighted that we can now fully launch the portal to our ...
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20th October 2014
Milestone matches
Congratulations to David Thirsk who umpired his 100th match in the national programme last weekend. You can see a picture of David being presented with a gift on our social media pages - follow NPUA on Facebook or @NPUAhockey on Twitter!

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